Information Minister, Dr Mustapha Hamid says the statement on the ban on foreign travels issued and was basically to reinforce, institutionalise and upgrade a verbal directive on minimal travel the President had issued to ministers when they assumed office.
According to the minister, the statement was also intended to extend the directive to all key actors of the government machinery.
He was speaking to Graphic following the temporal ban placed on foreign travels for Ministers, Deputy Ministers, MMDCEs and all heads of Government institution.
The ban which was issued and signed by Chief of Staff, Frema Opare said “Guidelines in respect of future foreign travels, aimed at minimising disruption to government’s domestic work, will be communicated to you shortly.”
Meanwhile, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has been exempted from the ban.
“The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is, however, exempted from this temporary ban on foreign travels.” The statement said.